Justin Trudeau 's widely-watched daily COVID-19 updates not likely to stop anytime soon
Even when there is not much new to announce, his team believes there is value in having him reminding Canadians to stay isolated and wash their handsOTTAWA – For more than two weeks, almost every day, Justin Trudeau has descended the steps of Rideau Cottage to share the latest news on COVID-19. It is an image Canadians should get used to. The decision to have the prime minister speaking regularly is a deliberate one to use the megaphone Trudeau has to shout public health information at Canadians and he is unlikely to put that megaphone down anytime soon. “The only objective of that is to spread that message as widely as possible, reach as many people as possible, so they hear it loud and clear,” said a member of Trudeau’s team speaking on background. Television networks are carrying the prime minister’s daily announcements everyday live and the events are posted online to Twitter and Facebook, where they are racking up hundreds of thousands of views. Even when there is sometimes not much new to announce, his team believes there is value in having him out there reminding Canadians to stay isolated and wash their hands. Whatever we can do to spread that message as widely as possible we will do Ordinarily, it is not uncommon for the prime minister to be as much as an hour late to a press conference, but Trudeau has consistently come out of Rideau Cottage on schedule. “It is important to bring as much normalcy and regularity to it as possible,” said the source. On Monday evening, Trudeau posted a video shot in his kitchen encouraging people to stay at home and tagged celebrities Ryan Reynolds and Michael Buble asking them to shoot videos of their own. Those two have since tagged others and the chain of videos reminding people about social distance has spread online all week. You need to stay home. And so do your friends and family members. Help spread the word with your own video – and tag your friends to remind them to stay home too. And together, we can #PlankTheCurve. @MichaelBuble and @VancityReynolds – can you help? #StayAtHomeSaveLives pic.twitter.com/f1PQQrzMIK — Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) March 23, 2020His staff say that was a deliberate attempt to make sure even people who pay no attention to the prime minister, or don’t like him, get the message the virus could hurt you and someone you love. “Whatever we can do to spread that message as widely as possible we will do,” they said. “When you understand it could kill your grandmother people are more likely to take action.” Trudeau’s staff say so far politics isn’t a major concern, noting that even provincial premiers who often disagree with the prime minister are making the same arguments he is. Jenni Byrne, who was deputy chief of staff to former prime minister Stephen Harper, said the government’s communications in the first two weeks have been good, but the goodwill they get from Canadians will expire. “In the first few weeks of this, the government communicating on a regular basis, even just to add assurances that they heard Canadians were concerned and were working on a plan, was sufficient, but I think now Canadians have seen the plan,” said Byrne who now runs her own public affairs consultancy. She said now the government has to show that plan in action and the whole crisis is about to hit Canadians more deeply, starting next week. “Landlords still expect their rent, banks still expect mortgage payments,” she said. “The bills are still coming out.” She said the government’s plan could take several more weeks to put cheques into Canadians’ hands and that will create a problem communications can’t solve. “The worry of people’s health and wellbeing, combined with the economic pressures they are going to see, will be very challenging and the government has to do a much better job of managing this issue.” Susan Smith, a principal with Bluesky Strategy Group, said in a crisis Canadians need reassurance and information and so far Trudeau is regularly providing that. “They know there’s information flowing and the source of the information is consistent. I think that provides comfort.” Trudeau has sometimes failed to answer reporter questions directly during his daily press briefings instead talking about previous government announcements related to the crisis. Smith said that’s necessary. “Consistency of message can be frustrating for reporters, but consistency of message is important for the recipients of that message which is Canadians listening in,” she said. Smith said the government is in completely uncharted territory and she believes Canadian can see politicians doing their best. “There is no roadmap or game plan for a global pandemic and the government is having to be as nimble as a great big warship can be.” Smith said now is a bad time for anyone to be playing politics and there is nothing but downside in being the first person to be political. “It is tough for the opposition parties right now to stand back, but it’s right to stand back. This is not the time for politics,” she said. “[Canadians] don’t want cynical politics right now and that would have a negative reverb at the next election.” • Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Twitter: ryantumilty Read more: National Post
I’m pretty sure we all want to say uncle already..All his jabbering makes me ill. He’s a socialist,a globalist,a feminist,an eco-tard, a liar and an all around tool! I wish he would just stand up, clearly state the facts and take questions. Instead his press briefings sound like poetry recitals. Even during questions we have to wade through mounds of purple prose to hear something that sounds remotely like an answer.
Wow. So this is what 30 million buys you. A completely bullshit story. Based on a reversal of every fact. Is this what the mainstream media prostitutes want Canadians to believe? Sounds like Liberal propaganda to me! NeverTrustALiberal I watch it and he’s good. Unlike some cons spewing bs and ignorant crap.
I have to say that he is the only PM ever, that I can’t stand to watch or listen to. About being the 1st to be ‘political’ susansmithott was right - being the first would be wrong - guess who was...👇 Reporters need to be able to ask more follow-up questions to help wade through some of the High level speaking points aka BS
I couldn’t listen to it makes me think he is just campaigning and when his lips are moving often he is lying but its not helping! he should have had a more forceful conversation a week ago
Trudeau to talk latest in federal COVID-19 fightAs the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases continues to climb Canada-wide, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will address the nation in what's become a daily appointment outside his residence. Dictator wannabe as Canada moves to become venezuela 2.0 Tries to become emperor of Canada for the next 1.5yrs. Opportunistic scum. Has there been any talk about forcing Banks to defer mortgage/loan payments? And not compounding interest payments? Right now it’s business as usual for them and no one else. I don’t think having a bad quarter would kill them. banksturn
Can’t stomach the son of a bitch!!! Imagine if people really talked like Trudeau does?!?! As long as he's safe and has that blank checkbook, he has a smile on his pathetic face. How generous you to give some of the Canadian dollars back to them, wow you're a real trooper. How much are you collecting, do you pay rent do you have to go out and look for toilet paper?
Brought to you by the UN...why else is Freeland campaigning for a global UN govt? Why else is Trump putting troops on our border? Why else are media being purchased as a propaganda machine? Why else do stats NOT meet previous pandemic criteria? Meanwhile Trudeau builds eagle nest No reporters show up-it will stop
Good . He is doing a fantastic job . I wasn’t a fan of him prior to this ... now I am Look forward to them! Why is he still in isolation?
Feds, cities say no immediate plans to use cellphone tracking in COVID-19 fightThe federal government has no immediate plans to use cellphone data to track people's movements during the COVID-19 crisis, Justin Trudeau said Tuesday. No plans ? What the fuck ? This a clear violation to even be considered No Immediate plans? How about no plans.... ever. WE SHOULD START SOMETHING FOR DRS N NURSES LIKE SOME KIND OF RIBBON N HAVE ALL PROCEEDS GO TO HELPING FUND PPE OR SOMETHING
Widely watched? I'd rather listen to the sound of metal on chalkboard. 🙄
Trudeau, G20 leaders to confer on international response to COVID-19 pandemicPrime Minister Justin Trudeau will confer today with leaders of the world's biggest economies about the global impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Why not just send in his proxy with China? Feel pity for those other leaders that have to listen to this pompous fool drivel on about how wonderful he is. FDA approving an old proven tried and tested method.
PM Trudeau warns of COVID-19 emergency benefit 'scam'They are the scam Trudeau is the scam.
LIVE: Manitoba update on COVID-19 casesProvincial health officials provide an update on COVID-19 cases and measures in Manitoba after the province saw a spike Wednesday. global reported one new case? that is one hell of a spike
Spain’s coronavirus death toll surpasses China as world struggles with containmentThe death toll in Spain from the coronavirus shot up by more than 700 on Wednesday, surpassing China and is now second only to Italy as the pandemic spread rapidly in Europe. My belief in GOD allows me to keep my faith in HIM and stay positive therefore I trust faith over fear➡️corvid19 -better fearless than fearful -being fearful causes anxiety➡️which is not good for the health